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Jane Tucker - 1/31/2015

Jane Tucker, age 70, of Salem, and formerly of Sandoval, died Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements for Jane Tucker are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Merle Arthur Breiter, Jr. - 1/31/2015

Merle Arthur Breiter, Jr.

Merle Arthur Breiter, Jr., age 62, of Centralia, Illinois,  passed away at 8:08 P.M. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Breiter was a mechanic who owned and operated Merle's Auto Repair in Centralia, Illinois from 1994 to 2005.  He has lived in Centralia, Illinois for most of his life. Mr. Breiter was one who would help others and do anything for others.  He never met a stranger throughout his life.  He enjoyed life to his fullest.  He loved wrenching on cars.  He cherished the time he spent with his family especially his children and grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Services for Merle Arthur Breiter, Jr. will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois with Pastor Seth Baltzell. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia, Illinois. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois.  Online Condolences of Sympathy may be left for Mr. Breiter's family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.com. 

Mr. Breiter is survived by his two sons: Scott Breiter and wife Beth of Centralia, Illinois and Christopher Breiter and partner Daniel Wathen of Las Vegas, Nevada; 3 grandchildren:  Cooper Breiter, Reagan Castleman and Charlie Castleman and 3 brothers: Mike Breither and wife Mary of Belleville, Illinois, Dave Breiter and wife Barbara of Fountain Valley, California and Terry Hoyland and wife Donna of Florida. 

Merle Arthur Breiter, Jr. was born on October 18, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas, the son of Merle, Sr. and Bertie (King) Breiter. Mr. Breiter was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Kyle Breiter.

The family of Mr. Breiter would like to extend a special thank you to Christopher Breiter, Mike Breiter and Brian Breiter.


Robert “Bob” Brown - 1/31/2015

Robert “Bob” Brown

Robert “Bob” Brown, 82, of Mt. Vernon died early Friday, January 9th, 2015 at Green Tree Memory Care. Mr. Brown served in the US Army, stationed in Germany at the end of the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Brown loved to keep busy and after his career in ag-chemical sales, he spent his retirement working at Times Square Liquors and other local retail outlets.  An avid fisherman, reader and collector, he enjoyed collecting minted coin sets, matchbook covers, and corkscrews and boasted a collection of over 500 piggy banks.  A devoted husband and father, he is greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Hughey Funeral Home on Saturday, January 31, at 1 PM.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

He is survived by four daughters, Jill Brown of Chicago, Linda Hanagan of O’FAllon, Paula Brown of Mt. Vernon and Amy Beal of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Lackey of Vancouver, Washington, Nancy Wilson of Connersville, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, his wife and his brother, Max Brown.

He was born April 8, 1932 in Connersville, IN, eldest son of Robert and Pauline (Farrow) Brown.  He graduated from Wabash College in June, 1954 and married Martha Lou Fuller on June 27, 1954 at Wabash Chapel in Crawfordsville, IN. 

Jerry Wayne Linville - 1/29/2015

Jerry Wayne Linville

Jerry Wayne Linville, age 56 Years of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died 7:08 P.M. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Jerry Linville, also known as "Jerr-Bear" to some, had an amazingly strong faith in Christ and cherished his relationships with family and friends. Jerry was a member of The Church of Mount Vernon, Crossroads Christian Center, Park Avenue Baptist Church and regularly attended Bible Missionary Church and Reunited Hope in Christ Church. He was a past member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of Senior Circle and enjoyed attending The Sun Shine Center and Addus Healthcare. Jerry worked as maintenance worker at Heavy Duty Dowzer Electric Company for 20 years before battling with his disability. Before he was disabled he enjoyed fishing, camping, handy work, telling stories, and eating Chinese food with his family. Jerry had a very big heart, loved Jesus with all of it, and would do anything to help do God's work.

Funeral Service for Jerry Linville will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In honor of his wishes, Jerry will be cremated following the Funeral Service, with Pastor David Houseworth, Pastor Jeff Ressler, and Pastor Danny Herriman.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.   For those who wish, memorials may be given to the family. Make checks payable to his daughter Jayanna Weaver and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Survivors include Daughters: Jayanna Weaver and significant other Jeff McGuire of Mount Vernon, Illinois and April Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Son:  Scotty Linville and significant other Angel Goodsell of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Separated Wife:  Jane Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Grandchildren: Alexis Jade Johnson, EmmaJae Nicole Lewis, Carter James Linville, and Aiden Matthew Goodsell; Sister: Betty Jackson and husband Carl of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Brother: Lee Roy Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Don Linville and wife Sachiko of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Terry Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; Half-Brother: Bob Linville of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Special Friends: Steve Cross and wife Sheila of Mount, Vernon, Gloria J. McKiness of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Mark Haney of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Several Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

Jerry Linville was born Friday, April 18, 1958 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Roy Lee and Loretta Jean (Murphy) Linville.  He married Jane (Wright) Linville on July 26, 1980 at Buss Hart's House in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were married 22 years before separating.  His parents and one sister Patty Costly preceded him in death

Adam J. Ford - 1/29/2015

Adam J. Ford

Adam J. Ford, age 32 of Centralia, passed away January 23rd, 2015 in Centralia.  He was born the son of Bob Ford and Karen Bolen on November 21, 1983 in Centralia. Mr. Ford was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He had previously worked at Haags Foods in Breese.  He loved to golf and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.  He was very outgoing and was wonderful with children.  He adored his two nephews, Chesney and Ryker. 

Funeral Services for Adam Ford will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Buddy Walls officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.  Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.  

Survivors include his father: Bobby B.J. Ford; special friend: Jan Stinde of Centralia; mother:  Karen Bolen and fiancé Scott Lee of Centralia; fiancée:  Christin Wall of Centralia; brother:  Chad Ford and special friend Ashley Redman of Centralia; nephews Chesney and Ryker Ford; aunts and uncles:  Gary and Vicki Bolen, Darrell Bolen, Gerald and Connie Bolen, Barbara Bolen, and Roger and Kay Ford; as well as many cousins and friends.

Adam Ford was preceded in death by his grandparents Blanche and Vernon Bolen and Ruby and Charles Ford.

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